SETI 2022 Call for Papers

Event Information


Event type

Annual Workshop of the
Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI)

June 23 - 24, 2022, 2-day virtual meeting + One-day in-person meeting TBD
Hosted by NENRE-EfD Chile at the University of Concepción and Duke University, virtually and in-person


Deadline for submissions:
May 15, 2022 via the submission form, linked here. Just in case you are not able to see the form, send your submission to
We are pleased to announce that the Seventh Annual Workshop of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) will take place from June 23-24, 2022, virtually, and will include an additional date to meet in person (location and timing TBD)

We encourage two formats for submission this year, for work related to current issues in the global energy transition, including but not limited to any of the specific subtopics identified below:  

  1. Original research manuscripts on work that is well advanced, and
  1. Extended abstracts on work in progress (<1,000 words). 

We also encourage researchers (and especially EfD-affiliated centers) to submit ideas for policy sessions, featuring any of the following combinations of elements – keynote address, panel discussion, breakout sessions, moderated plenary discussion – also on the same sub-topics and themes of interest to the collaborative (see below). Click here to submit ideas for such sessions by May 15. If you are not able to see this form, please send the information to We recommend you sending these ideas as soon as possible, given that the planning of these activities requires extra time. Keep in mind that policy sessions will be planned separately from the in-person research meetings, and will likely take place online, though hosting of an in-person or hybrid session by EfD centers is also possible and encouraged.

As with prior meetings, we are aiming to bring together leading experts working on the theme of sustainable energy transition from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and organizations, but with a strong emphasis on economics and policy. The meeting will likely consist of a set of presentations and comments by speakers and discussants, and/or sessions with practitioners and policy-makers working on energy and development issues.

In terms of specific topics, we particularly welcome thought-pieces or synthetic work on 1) the nature and progress of energy transitions in LMICs; 2) the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing energy poverty in different contexts; and 3) the progress and potential of climate mitigation and adaptation policies in LMICs. We also encourage submissions related to the following priority SETI sub-topics: 

  • Low carbon energy transition in the Global South, including policy levers and solutions to speed the transition, and analysis of their effectiveness.
  • The gender and energy transition nexus, including research on both the role of empowerment in facilitating energy transition and how energy transitions may themselves contribute to empowerment.
  • Consequences of energy poverty, and impacts of energy transitions at various scales (households, firms, and the regional and global environment).
  • Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons from past experiences.
  • Adoption and impacts of renewable and off-grid or micro-grid solutions.
  • Impacts and drivers of regional air pollution and the policy mechanisms used to manage air quality.
  • New methods and data sources for measuring access to modern energy services.
  • Empirical evidence that speaks to other research gaps identified in the SETI systematic review of the broader literature on energy transitions. 

Participation in the workshop will be open and free to all, though pre-registration will be required.

Please submit papers/extended abstracts by May 15 via this submission form. For multiple submissions, please submit multiple forms. We will aim to notify those with accepted papers by early June. If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Cristóbal Vásquez at

Event | 19 April 2022